Advance Voting

By Mail Advance Voting

Voters can choose to vote by mail by submitting an application.

Applying For a Mail Ballot

  • Any registered voter can apply to vote by mail for an August primary election, or for a November general election.
    No reason is required, but a mail-ballot application must be submitted for each election.
     
  • A mail ballot application pre-filled with a voter's information is available here.
    A blank printable Mail Ballot Application form is also available.
     
  • Mail ballots are processed to be mailed starting 20-days prior to election day.
     
  • Applications for mail ballots must be received by the Tuesday before election day.

Permanent Advance Voting Status

  • A person with a permanent illness or disability may apply at any time to the county election officer for permanent advance voting status. Once a voter obtains permanent status, the county election officer automatically sends the voter an advance ballot every election without the voter having to renew the application each time.
     
  • The application form for Permanent Advance Voting Status requires the voter to specify the nature of the permanent physical disability or illness that makes it difficult or impossible for the voter to go to the regular polling place to cast a ballot. [KSA 25-1122d(h)]
     
  • A permanent advance voting applicant is not required to furnish a physician’s records or signature, but the voter must sign an affirmation on the form. The applicant should be specific as to the nature of the sickness or disability; using “age”, "can not drive", or “failing health” is not adequate. [Post Audit Report 98PA34]

Assisted Advance Voting

  • A voter who has a temporary illness or disability or who is not proficient in reading the English language may receive assistance in applying for, marking and returning their advance ballot. This might apply to persons on the permanent list or to persons who are temporarily sick or disabled, such as hospitalized persons.
     
  • If the voter requests the assistance of another person, the person rendering assistance must file a statement with the county election officer stating that they assisted the ill/disabled voter and that they did not exercise undue influence on the ill/disabled voter’s decisions.
     
  • Form AV5, “Affidavit of Assistance” was prescribed by the Secretary of State for this purpose. The affidavit may be filed with the county election officer before the ballot application process or it may be returned with the application and ballot. It is important that the affidavit of assistance provide the name of the voter who is receiving the assistance.
     
  • The affidavit does not replace the application for the advance ballot; the ill/disabled voter is still required to sign an application form, but the person rendering assistance is authorized to assist the voter in the application process, carry the ballot to the voter, assist the voter in marking the ballot if needed, and mail the ballot or deliver it to the election office. [KSA 25-1124(c), (e)]
     
  • Power of Attorney - although a person may assist a sick or disabled voter in applying for, marking and returning a ballot, the act of voting itself may not be done by power of attorney. The power of attorney held by one person for another does not extend to the voting process. The person with power of attorney may fill in information on application forms and may assist in other ways but may not sign applications for the voter and may not mark and cast the ballot in place of the voter.

How To Return a Mail Ballot

  • By USPS mail:
    Mail ballots for August primary elections and November general elections returned by mail must be USPS postmarked by 7:00 p.m. election day, and received by the Friday after election day.
     
  • Advance Voting Locations:
    Mail ballots can be returned to any advance in-person voting location during voting hours. Election workers will direct you to the ballot bag inside the advance in-person polling location.
     
  • Election Day Polling Locations:
    Mail ballots can be returned to any election day polling location during voting hours. Election workers will direct you to the ballot bag inside the polling location.
     
  • Ballot Drop Boxes:
    Mail ballots can be returned securely via ballot drop boxes operated by the Election Office that are located throughout the county.  Ballot drop boxes are available 24/7 beginning 20-days before an election. Drop boxes close at 7:00 p.m. on election day for the for August primary elections and November general elections.

Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations

  • Ballot drop boxes are open 24-hours a day at these locations starting 20-days prior to election day, and close at 7:00 p.m. on election day.
Location Address
Johnson County Northeast Offices 6000 Lamar Ave Mission, KS 66202
Shawnee Library 13811 Johnson Dr Shawnee, KS 66216
Central Resource Library 9875 W 87th St., Overland Park, KS  66212
Blue Valley Library 9000 W 151st St Overland Park, KS 66221
Johnson County Election Office 2101 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS  66061
De Soto Library 33145 W 83rd St De Soto, KS 66018
Spring Hill Library 109 S Webster St Spring Hill, KS 66083
Gardner Library 137 E Shawnee St Gardner, KS 66030

In-Person Advance Voting

For the March 19, 2024 Presidential Preference Primary Election - advance in-person voting dates/times:

In-Person Advance Voting: Saturdays

Saturday, March 9, 2024  &  Saturday, March 16, 2024

Location Address Voting Hours
Arts and Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Hilltop Conference Center 7700 W. 143rd St., Overland Park     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Johnson County Northeast Offices 6000 Lamar Ave., Mission, KS  66202     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Monticello Library 22435 W. 66th St., Shawnee     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Johnson County Election Office 2101 E. Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
JCCC Midwest Trust Center 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Johnson County Sunset Offices 11811 S Sunset Dr., Olathe, KS  66202     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Olathe Indian Creek Library 16100 W 135th St., Olathe, KS  66062     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Olathe Downtown Library 260 E. Santa Fe, Olathe     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
New Century Fieldhouse 551 New Century Pkwy, New Century     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In-Person Advance Voting: Weekdays

Monday, March 11, 2024  through Friday, March 15, 2024

Location Address Voting Hours
Arts and Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212     9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hilltop Conference Center 7700 W. 143rd St., Overland Park     9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Johnson County Northeast Offices 6000 Lamar Ave., Mission, KS  66202     9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monticello Library 22435 W. 66th St., Shawnee     9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Johnson County Election Office 2101 E. Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061     9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
JCCC Midwest Trust Center 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210     9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Johnson County Sunset Offices 11811 S Sunset Dr., Olathe, KS  66202     9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Olathe Indian Creek Library 16100 W 135th St., Olathe, KS  66062     9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Olathe Downtown Library 260 E. Santa Fe, Olathe     9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
New Cenury Fieldhouse 551 New Century Pkwy, New Century     9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

In-Person Advance Voting: Monday prior to Election Day

Monday, March 18, 2024

Location Address Voting Hours
Arts and Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212      8:00 a.m. - Noon
Hilltop Conference Center 7700 W. 143rd St., Overland Park      8:00 a.m. - Noon
Johnson County Election Office 2101 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 66061      8:00 a.m. - Noon

Advance Voting and Drop Off Locations